British Humanist Association

Young Atheist's Handbook for Schools

Help us send a copy of the Young Atheist's Handbook to every secondary school library in England and Wales.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2013 to 5:00 PM, 18 December 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (285987)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£7,200

Amount raised

£16,437

Donations

244

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Location

  • Great book, important campaign. I would've liked this book to have been in my school library.

    — Dan Hayes

  • Great idea, we need to make sure kids have access to balance to make up their own minds about life.

    — Eleanor Wakeling

  • We should wish an enquiring mind of every young adult, and small steps such as this will one day make all the difference.

    — Georgia Rakusen

  • Great book, important campaign. I would've liked this book to have been in my school library.

    — Dan Hayes

  • Great idea, we need to make sure kids have access to balance to make up their own minds about life.

    — Eleanor Wakeling

  • We should wish an enquiring mind of every young adult, and small steps such as this will one day make all the difference.

    — Georgia Rakusen

Situation

Many young people are brought up in the faith of their family, without ever really having the chance to choose for themselves. It's too often assumed that people have to 'opt-out' of a religion, rather than making a positive choice for themselves.

Solution

We would like to put a copy of The Young Atheist's Handbook by Alom Shaha in every secondary school library in England and Wales. Alom's book tells how he made that choice and shows that you can make moral choices without a religious faith to guide you. School is where we go to learn how to ask questions. It seemed to us that making the book available through school libraries is a good first step in educating young people so that they can choose to exercise their freedom of choice.